Cymbalaria muralis: can often be seen on dry-stone walls. It actually arrived in this country as stowaway seed in packaging around imported Italian sculptures several centuries ago. Tiny scalloped green leaves form a flat mat, studded by miniature mauve-purple snapdragon-like flowers in spring.

Kenilworth Ivy Cymbalaria

Also known as ivy-leaved toadflax, Kenilworth ivy, coliseum ivy, Oxford ivy, mother of thousands, and pennywort.Kenilworth Ivy Cymbalaria (1)

(in my garden will be an irregular series of things discovered that don’t really fit into any other category.)


23 thoughts on “In My Garden: wandering sailor

        1. Might do the walk up to the Monument. She’s doing the Captain Cook Memorial Museum in Whitby first and I think it’ll take them most of the day to look around Whitby. Coming to Great Ayton for ‘afternoon tea’ and it’ll depend on her husband and daughter too. I doubt she’s ever heard of the Topping but she soon will. 🙂

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  1. How many plants are called ‘mother of thousands? 🙂 I’m glad you notice tiny things as well, they are little miracles. How much longer are you travelling Jude? it does get a bit wearing especially if you’re driving. Did you get my email and id it help? Not long now!


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